Terms & Conditions
1.1. This website can be accessed at www.homeemporium.co.za ,(the “Website”) and is owned and operated by Home Emporium cc (“Home Emporium”, “we”, “us” and “our”).
1.2. These Website Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the ordering, sale and delivery of Goods, and the use of the Website.
1.3. These Terms and Conditions are binding and enforceable against every person that accesses or uses this Website (“you”, “your” or “user”), including without limitation each user who registers as contemplated below (“registered user”). By using the Website and by clicking on the “Register Now” button on the Website, as may be applicable, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
1.4. The Website enables you to shop online for an extensive range of goods including homeware, kitchenware and more (“Goods”).
1. Important Notice
1.1. These Terms and Conditions apply to users who are consumers for purposes of the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 (the “CPA”).
1.2. These Terms and Conditions contain provisions that appear in similar text and style to this clause and which –
1.2.1. may limit the risk or liability of Home Emporium or a third party; and/or
1.2.2. may create risk or liability for the user; and/or
1.2.3. may compel the user to indemnify Home Emporium or a third party; and/or
1.2.4. serves as an acknowledgement, by the user, of a fact.
1.3. Your attention is drawn to these Terms and Conditions because they are important and should be carefully noted.
1.4. If there is any provision in these Terms and Conditions that you do not understand, it is your responsibility to ask Home Emporium to explain it to you before you accept the Terms and Conditions or continue using the Website.
1.5. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions is intended or must be understood to unlawfully restrict, limit or avoid any right or obligation, as the case may be, created for either you or Home Emporium in terms of the CPA.
1.6. Home Emporium permits the use of this Website subject to the Terms and Conditions. By using this Website in any way, you shall be deemed to have accepted all the Terms and Conditions unconditionally. You must not use this Website if you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions.
1. Registration and use of the website
1.1. Only registered users may order Goods on the Website.
1.2. To register as a user, you must provide a unique username and password and provide certain information and personal details to Home Emporium. You will need to use your unique username and password to access the Website in order to purchase Goods.
1.3. You agree and warrant that your username and password shall:
1.3.1. be used for personal use only; and
1.3.2. not be disclosed by you to any third party.
1.4. For security purposes you agree to enter the correct username and password whenever ordering Goods, failing which you will be denied access.
1.5. You agree that, once the correct username and password relating to your account have been entered, irrespective of whether the use of the username and password is unauthorized or fraudulent, you will be liable for payment of such order, save where the order is cancelled by you in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
1.6. You agree to notify Home Emporium immediately upon becoming aware of or reasonably suspecting any unauthorized access to or use of your username and password and to take steps to mitigate any resultant loss or harm.
1.7. By using the Website you warrant that you are 18 (eighteen) years of age or older and of full legal capacity. If you are under the age of 18 (eighteen) or if you are not legally permitted to enter into a binding agreement, then you may use the Website only with the involvement and supervision of your parent or legal guardian. If your parent or legal guardian supervises you and gives his/her consent, then such person agrees to be bound to these Terms and Conditions and to be liable and responsible for you and all your obligations under these Terms and Conditions.
1.8. You agree that you will not in any way use any device, software or other instrument to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website. In addition, you agree that you will not in any way use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor, copy, distribute or modify the Website or the information contained herein, without the prior written consent from an authorised Home Emporium representative (such consent is deemed given for standard search engine technology employed by Internet search websites to direct Internet users to this Website).
1.9. You may not use the Website to distribute material which is defamatory, offensive, contains or amounts to hate speech or is otherwise unlawful.
1.10. You may not in any way display, publish, copy, print, post or otherwise use the Website and/or the information contained therein without the express prior written consent of an authorised Home Emporium representative.
1. Conclusion of sales and availability of stock
1.1. Registered users may place orders for Goods, which Home Emporium may accept or reject. Whether or not Home Emporium accepts an order depends on the availability of Goods, correctness of the information relating to the Goods (including without limitation the price) and receipt of payment or payment authorisation by Home Emporium for the Goods.
1.2. NOTE: Home Emporium will indicate the acceptance of your order by delivering the Goods to you or allowing you to collect them, and only at that point will an agreement of sale between you and Home Emporium come into effect (the “Sale”). This is regardless of any communication from Home Emporium stating that your order or payment has been confirmed. Home Emporium will indicate the rejection of your order (by Home Emporium itself) by cancelling it and, as soon as possible thereafter, refunding you for any amount already paid.
0.1. Placing Goods in a wish list or shopping cart without completing the purchase cycle does not constitute an order for such Goods, and as such, Goods may be removed from the shopping cart if stock is no longer available or the price thereof might change without notice to you. You cannot hold Home Emporium liable if such Goods are not available or are not available at the particular price when you complete or attempt to complete the purchase cycle at a later stage.
0.2. You acknowledge that stock of all Goods on offer is limited and that pricing may change at any time without notice to you. In the case of Goods for sale by Home Emporium, Home Emporium will take all reasonable efforts to monitor stock levels and ensure that when stock is no longer available, that offers thereof are discontinued on the Website. However, we cannot guarantee the availability of stock. When Goods are no longer available after you have placed an order, Home Emporium will notify you and you will be entitled to a refund of any amount already paid by you for such Goods.
1.1. We are committed to providing secure online payment facilities. All transactions are encrypted using appropriate encryption technology.
1.2. Goods that are for sale by Home Emporium, payment can be made for Goods via –
1.2.1. debit card;
1.2.2. credit card: where payment is made by credit card, we may require additional information in order to authorise and/or verify the validity of payment. In such cases we are entitled to withhold delivery until such time as the additional information is received by us and authorisation is obtained by us for the amounts. If we do not receive authorisation your order for the Goods will be cancelled. You warrant that you are fully authorised to use the credit card supplied for purposes of paying the Goods. You also warrant that your credit card has sufficient available funds to cover all the costs incurred as a result of the services used on the Website;
1.2.3. Instant EFT.
1.3. We will send you email communications about your order and payment.
1.4. Once you have selected your payment method, you will be directed to a link to a secure site for payment of the applicable purchase price for the Goods.
1.1. We shall take all reasonable efforts to accurately reflect the description, availability, purchase price and delivery charges of Goods on the Website. However, should there be any errors of whatsoever nature on the Website (which are not due to our gross negligence), we shall not be liable for any loss, claim or expense relating to a transaction based on any error, save – in the case of any incorrect purchase price – to the extent of refunding you for any amount already paid, or otherwise as set out in the Returns Policy.
1. Gift Vouchers & Coupons
1.1. Home Emporium may from time to time make physical or electronic gift vouchers (“Gift Vouchers”) and promotional coupons or discounts (“Coupons”) available for use on the Website towards the purchase of Home Emporium Goods. Gift Vouchers and Coupons can only be redeemed while they are valid and their expiry dates cannot be extended. More specifically:
1.2. Gift Vouchers
1.2.1. Gift Vouchers that are purchased by registered users are valid for 1 year after Sale. Gift Vouchers that Home Emporium gives away for free are valid for the period stated thereon. In each case, if your Voucher has not been used within that period, it will expire.
1.2.2. Gift Vouchers cannot be used to buy other Gift Vouchers or Coupons. They do not accrue interest and are not refundable for cash once purchased. If your Gift Voucher value is insufficient for the order you wish to place, you may make up the difference by paying via one of our other payment methods.
1.2.3. Home Emporium is not responsible for any harm due to the loss, unauthorised use or unauthorised distribution of a Gift Voucher, after it has delivered the Gift Voucher to you or the email address nominated by you.
1.3.1. There are two types of Coupons; a Coupon with a fixed amount of a discount, e.g. R100 off (“Fixed Coupon “), and a Coupon with a percentage discount, e.g. 10% off (“Percentage Coupon “).
1.3.2. Coupons are issued in Home Emporium’s sole discretion and we are entitled at any time to correct, cancel or reject a Coupon for any reason (including without limitation where a Coupon has been distributed in an unauthorised manner). Users do not have a right to Coupons, and Coupons cannot be earned. Coupons are issued under specific terms and conditions regulating when and how they may be used.
1.3.3. As a general rule, and unless specified otherwise on the specific Coupon itself:
126.96.36.199. each Coupon can only be used once;
188.8.131.52. only one Coupon can be used per order;
184.108.40.206. only one Coupon can be used on the Website per person per promotion/campaign;
220.127.116.11. Percentage Coupons may only be redeemed on purchases with a total cart value of less than R5,000;
18.104.22.168. a Coupon must be used at check-out – it cannot be used later on existing orders; and
22.214.171.124. the value of the Coupon will be set off against the value of your shopping basket and the balance remaining, if any, will be payable by you.
1.3.4. Coupons cannot be used to buy Gift Vouchers or other Coupons, and cannot be exchanged or refunded for cash or credit. Home Emporium is not responsible for any harm due to the loss, unauthorised use or distribution of a Coupon.
1.3.5. If for any reason a Coupon does not reflect on the final amount due from you at check-out, you can contact us on email@example.com to confirm if the Coupon or gift voucher is still valid.
1.3.6. You may be required to submit the original communication containing the Coupon code, and any other information reasonably requested by Home Emporium, before you are able to use a Coupon
1. Discounted Goods
1.1. From time to time, we (“Home Emporium”) may offer certain Goods at discounted prices. These will be subject to certain conditions (as set out in these Terms and/or the Website), which define the scope of the discounted deal. If you buy a product within the scope of a discounted deal, you will pay the discounted price for that product (the “Deal Price”).
1.2. However, if you buy a product in a manner that falls outside of the scope of a Deal, then you will pay the then current (non-Deal) selling price on the Website (the “Normal Price”), for each product that falls outside the scope of the Deal.
1.3. Discounted Deals quantities are limited and as such, after a Deal is sold out, those particular Goods may be available on the Website at their normal selling prices (but no longer as a discounted Deal).
1.3.1. We do not guarantee a specific saving. The extent of the Deal or discount is at the sole discretion of Home Emporium.
1.3.2. Only one of each Deal may be purchased per customer.
1.3.3. Adding a Deal to your cart, or completing your order for a Deal without paying for it, does not reserve the item for you. Home Emporium must receive payment via one of the above mentioned payment methods from you once placing your order for a discounted Deal, otherwise we will cancel your order.
1.3.4. Home Emporium will reserve stock for customers in the order in which it receives payment.
1.3.5. The List Price shown in respect of discounted Deals and other discounted Goods is the recommended retail price suggested to us by the supplier of the relevant product. Where the supplier has not provided a recommended retail price, an estimate may be provided.
1.3.6. By purchasing any Discounted Deal, you are also automatically opting in for our discounted Deals newsletter as well as our general newsletter (you may opt-out of these newsletters at any time). Opting out of these newsletters after purchase will not affect the value of the Goods purchased.
1.1. Please refer to our Returns Policy for more information about returning products (and related refunds, replacements or repairs). The Returns Policy is incorporated by reference (which means that it forms part of these Terms and Conditions).
1.1. We will charge a delivery fee for every order you place, which will be billed at checkout
1.2. This fee is currently a standard flat rate charge of R115.00 (one hundred and fifteen) for any delivery which takes 3 to 5 working days, with the exceptions of furniture and certain outlying areas
1.3. Additional delivery charges (which will vary, depending on your delivery address) apply to outlying areas, as well as the delivery of furniture.
1.4. We reserve the right to alter the delivery fee at any time prior to your purchase.
0.1. The delivery fee and any additional charges applicable to your order will be communicated to you and must be paid when you place an order. For queries regarding delivery, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
0.2. If you purchase goods on a gift registry, you (the person purchasing the goods) will have to pay the delivery fees. You can choose to have the goods delivered to the address specified by the gift registry owner, or to another address specified and verified by you. Kindly take note that the delivery charges may vary depending on which option you choose. You and the gift registry owner will both receive an order confirmation email to confirm the delivery of the goods.
0.3. Home Emporium will arrange for delivery to your door via our chosen courier partner.
0.4. Deliveries are conducted between 09h00 and 17h00 from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) and delivery is limited to within South Africa.
0.5. Our ability to deliver is also always subject to certain factors including, but not limited to, the availability of the goods and the supply of accurate delivery address details.
0.6. We will always do our best, but in no way guarantee, to ensure that delivery happens on the agreed date. The delivery date may be subject to change due to circumstances which may be beyond our control. Take note that the new date will be communicated and agreed with you.
0.7. Please ensure that you or your authorised representative is available at the delivery address for collection of the purchase/s.
0.8. If anyone other than you accepts delivery of the goods at the delivery address, they are presumed to be authorised to accept the goods on your behalf.
0.9. On delivery we will require that you or your authorised representative sign for the goods, write down your or their name and produce an original ID or driver’s license for the purpose of proving their identification. This is to confirm that the goods have been received.
0.10. The onus is upon the purchaser to track their purchase/s via the stipulated courier track/trace portal
0.11. If the purchaser or authorised representative is not present at the stipulated delivery address to accept delivery, any additional delivery charges that will be incurred as a result of non-delivery as a result of your failure to allow us access to deliver your purchase/s and, but not limited to, your or your authorised representative’s failure to be available at the time of delivery.
0.12. If we are unable to deliver the goods to you, or should we deem it appropriate under the circumstances, we reserve the right to cancel your order, deduct charges incurred in respect of the failed delivery and/or any storage fees and refund the balance due to you.
0.13. You are required to inspect your purchase/s on delivery.
0.14. If you are satisfied that the goods are in good condition and not damaged, you or your representative are required to sign the delivery slip, which will be proof that the goods have been delivered in a good, undamaged condition
0.15. if the goods are damaged in any way, you must note the damage on the delivery slip, notify us immediately and not accept delivery of the goods.
0.16. If you do not note the damage on the delivery slip, we are entitled to regard the goods as if they were in good condition and not damaged when delivered to you.
0.17. We have outsourced all delivery services and we will not be liable for any damage suffered or any losses incurred arising out of any act or omission by the deliverer, its directors, employees, sub-contractors, agents or representatives.
0.18. Home Emporium is not responsible for any loss or unauthorised use of a product, after it has delivered the product to the physical address nominated by you.
0.19. Goods remain the property of Home Emporium until signature of goods by the purchaser/ authorised person.
We (“Home Emporium”) respect your privacy and will take reasonable measures to protect it, as more fully detailed below.
Should you decide to register as a user on the Website, we may require you to provide us with personal information which includes but is not limited to –
your name and surname;
your email address;
your physical address;
your mobile number; and
your date of birth.
Should your personal information change, please inform us and provide us with updates to your personal information as soon as reasonably possible to enable us to update your personal information.
You may choose to provide additional personal information to us, in which event you agree to provide accurate and current information, and not to impersonate or misrepresent any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with anyone or anything.
Subject to clause 14.6 below, we will not, without your express consent:
use your personal information for any purpose other than as set out below:
in relation to the ordering, sale and delivery of Goods;
to contact you regarding current or new Goods or services or any other goods offered by us or any of our divisions and/or partners (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from us);
to inform you of new features, special offers and promotional competitions offered by us (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from us); and
to improve our product selection and your experience on our Website by, for example, monitoring your browsing habits, or tracking your sales on the Website; or
disclose your personal information to any third party other than as set out below:
to our employees and/or third party service providers who assist us to interact with you via our Website, email or any other method, for the ordering of Goods or when delivering Goods to you, and thus need to know your personal information in order to assist us to communicate with you properly and efficiently;
to our divisions and/or partners (including their employees and/or third party service providers) in order for them to interact directly with you via email or any other method for purposes of sending you marketing material regarding any current or new goods or services, new features, special offers or promotional items offered by them (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from us);
to law enforcement, government officials, fraud detection agencies or other third parties when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of personal information is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report or support the investigation into suspected illegal activity, or to investigate violations of these Terms and Conditions;
to our service providers (under contract with us) who help with parts of our business operations (fraud prevention, marketing, technology services etc). However, our contracts dictate that these service providers may only use your information in connection with the services they perform for us and not for their own benefit;
to our suppliers in order for them to liaise directly with you regarding any faulty Goods you have purchased which requires their involvement;
We are entitled to use or disclose your personal information if such use or disclosure is required in order to comply with any applicable law, subpoena, order of court or legal process served on us, or to protect and defend our rights or property. In the event of a fraudulent online payment, Home Emporium is entitled to disclose relevant personal information for criminal investigation purposes or in line with any other legal obligation for disclosure of the personal information which may be required of it.
We will ensure that all of our employees, third party service providers, divisions and partners (including their employees and third party service providers) having access to your personal information are bound by appropriate and legally binding confidentiality obligations in relation to your personal information.
Ratings and Reviews: When you provide a rating or review of a Product, you consent to us using that rating or review as we deem fit, including without limitation on the Website, in newsletters or other marketing material. The name that will appear next to that rating or review is your First Name, as you would have provided upon registration. If you do not agree to this, please do not put any ratings or reviews on the Website. We will not display your Last Name, nor any of your contact details, with a rating or review.
We will –
treat your personal information as strictly confidential, save where we are entitled to share it as set out in this policy;
take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that your personal information is kept secure and is protected against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage, alteration, disclosure or access;
provide you with access to your personal information to view and/or update personal details;
promptly notify you if we become aware of any unauthorised use, disclosure or processing of your personal information;
provide you with reasonable evidence of our compliance with our obligations under this policy on reasonable notice and request; and
upon your request, promptly return or destroy any and all of your personal information in our possession or control, save for that which we are legally obliged to retain.
We will not retain your personal information longer than the period for which it was originally needed, unless we are required by law to do so, or you consent to us retaining such information for a longer period.
Home Emporium undertakes never to sell or make your personal information available to any third party other than as provided for in this policy.
Whilst we will do all things reasonably necessary to protect your rights of privacy, we cannot guarantee or accept any liability whatsoever for unauthorised or unlawful disclosures of your personal information, whilst in our possession, made by third parties who are not subject to our control, unless such disclosure is as a result of our gross negligence.
Changes to these Terms and Conditions
Home Emporium may, in its sole discretion, change any of these Terms and Conditions at any time. It is your responsibility to regularly check these Terms and Conditions and make sure that you are satisfied with the changes. Should you not be satisfied, you must not place any further orders on, or in any other way use, the Website.
Any such change will only apply to your use of this Website after the change is displayed on the Website. If you use the Website after such amended Terms and Conditions have been displayed on the Website, you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.
Ownership and copyright
The contents of the Website, including any material, information, data, software, icons, text, graphics, lay-outs, images, sound clips, advertisements, video clips, trade names, logos, trade-marks, designs and service marks which are displayed on or incorporated in this Website (“Website Content”) are protected by law, including but not limited to copyright and trade mark law. The Website Content is the property of Home Emporium, its advertisers and/or sponsors and/or is licensed to Home Emporium.
You will not acquire any right, title or interest in or to the Website or the Website Content.
Any use, distribution or reproduction of the Website Content is prohibited unless expressly authorised in terms of these Terms and Conditions or otherwise provided for in law.
Where any of the Website Content has been licensed to Home Emporium or belongs to any third party, your rights of use will also be subject to any terms and conditions which that licensor or third party imposes from time to time and you agree to comply with such third party terms and conditions.
The use of the Website is entirely at your own risk and you assume full responsibility for any risk or loss resulting from use of the Website or reliance on any information on the Website.
Whilst Home Emporium takes reasonable measures to ensure that the content of the Website is accurate and complete, Home Emporium makes no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, as to the quality, timeliness, operation, integrity, availability or functionality of the Website or as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information on the Website. If any such representations or warranties are made by Home Emporium’s representatives, Home Emporium shall not be bound thereby.
Home Emporium disclaims liability for any damage, loss or expenses, whether direct, indirect or consequential in nature, arising out of or in connection with your access to or use of the Website and/or any content therein unless otherwise provided by law.
Although Goods sold from the Website may, under certain specifically defined circumstances, be under warranty, the Website itself and all information provided on the Website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, completeness, or non-infringement, as may be allowed in law.
Any views or statements made or expressed on the Website are not necessarily the views of Home Emporium, its directors, employees and/or agents.
In addition to the disclaimers contained elsewhere in these Terms and Conditions, Home Emporium also makes no warranty or representation, whether express or implied, that the information or files available on the Website are free of viruses, spyware, malware, trojans, destructive materials or any other data or code which is able to corrupt, destroy, compromise, disrupt, disable, harm, jeopardise or otherwise impede in any manner the operation, stability, security functionality or content of your computer system, computer network, hardware or software in any way. You accept all risk associated with the existence of such viruses, destructive materials or any other data or code which is able to corrupt, compromise, jeopardise, disrupt, disable, harm or otherwise impede in any manner the operation or content of a computer system, computer network, any handset or mobile device, or your hardware or software, save where such risks arise due to the gross negligence or wilful misconduct of Home Emporium, its employees, agents or authorised representatives. Home Emporium thus disclaims all liability for any damage, loss or liability of any nature whatsoever arising out of or in in connection with your access to or use of the Website.
Linking to third party websites
This Website may contain links or references to other websites (“Third Party Websites”) which are outside of our control, including those of advertisers. These Terms and Conditions do not apply to those Third Party Websites and Home Emporium is not responsible for the practices and/or privacy policies of those Third Party Websites or the “cookies” that those sites may use.
Notwithstanding the fact that the Website may refer to or provide links to Third Party Websites, your use of such Third Party Websites is entirely at your own risk and we are not responsible for any loss, expense, claim or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential, arising from your use of such Third Party Websites or your reliance on any information contained thereon.
Limitation of liability
Home Emporium cannot be held liable for any inaccurate information published on the Website and/or any incorrect prices displayed on the Website, unless where such liability arises from the gross negligence or wilful misconduct of Home Emporium, its employees, agents or authorised representatives. You are encouraged to contact us to report any possible malfunctions or errors by way of email via email@example.com
HOME EMPORIUM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGES WHICH MIGHT ARISE FROM YOUR USE OF, OR RELIANCE UPON, THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN THE WEBSITE; OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, AND/OR UNLAWFUL ACTIVITY ON THE WEBSITE AND/OR ANY LINKED THIRD PARTY WEBSITE.
YOU HEREBY INDEMNIFY HOME EMPORIUM AGAINST ANY LOSS, CLAIM OR DAMAGE WHICH MAY BE SUFFERED BY YOURSELF OR ANY THIRD PARTY ARISING IN ANY WAY FROM YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND/OR ANY LINKED THIRD PARTY WEBSITE.
Availability and termination
We will use reasonable endeavours to maintain the availability of the Website, except during scheduled maintenance periods, and are entitled to discontinue providing the Website or any part thereof with or without notice to you.
Home Emporium may in its sole discretion terminate, suspend and modify this Website, with or without notice to you. You agree that Home Emporium will not be liable to you in the event that it chooses to suspend, modify or terminate this Website other than for processing any orders made by you prior to such time, to the extent possible.
If you fail to comply with your obligations under these Terms and Conditions, including any incident involving payment of the price of an order for any Goods, this may (in our sole discretion with or without notice to you) lead to a suspension and/or termination of your access to the Website without any prejudice to any claims for damages or otherwise that we may have against you.
Home Emporium is entitled, for purposes of preventing suspected fraud and/or where it suspects that you are abusing the Website and/or have created multiple user profiles to take advantage of a promotion or Coupon intended by Home Emporium to be used once-off by you, to blacklist you on its database (including suspending or terminating your access to the Website), refuse to accept or process payment on any order, and/or to cancel any order concluded between you and Home Emporium, in whole or in part, on notice to you. Home Emporium shall only be liable to refund monies already paid by you (see Home Emporium’s Returns Policy in this regard), and accepts no other liability which may arise as a result of such blacklisting and/or refusal to process any order.
At any time, you can choose to stop using the Website, with or without notice to Home Emporium.
Governing law and jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions and our relationship and/or any dispute arising from or in connection with these Terms and Conditions shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa. Your continued use of the Website will constitute your consent and submission to the jurisdiction of the South African courts regarding all proceedings, transactions, applications or the like instituted by either party against the other, arising from any of these Terms and Conditions.
In the event of any dispute arising between you and Home Emporium, you hereby consent to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of the Republic of South Africa (Kwazulu Natal Division, Durban) notwithstanding that the quantum in the action or proceedings may otherwise fall below the monetary jurisdiction of that court.
Nothing in this clause 22 or the Terms and Conditions limits your right to approach any court, tribunal or forum of competent jurisdiction in terms of the CPA.
Home Emporium hereby selects Shop 6, 270 Stamfordhill road, Durban, as its address for the service of all formal notices and legal processes in connection with these Terms and Conditions (“legal address”). Home Emporium may change this address from time to time by updating these Terms and Conditions.
You hereby select the delivery address specified with your order as your legal address, but you may change it to any other physical address by giving Home Emporium not less than 7 days’ notice in writing.
Notices must be sent either by hand, prepaid registered post, telefax or email and must be in English. All notices sent –
by hand will be deemed to have been received on the date of delivery;
by prepaid registered post, will be deemed to have been received 10 days after the date of posting;
by telefax before 16h30 on a business day will be deemed to have been received, on the date of successful transmission of the telefax. All telefaxes sent after 16h30 or on a day which is not a business day will be deemed to have been received on the following business day; and
by email will be deemed to have been on the date indicated in the “Read Receipt” notification. ALL EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN YOU AND US MUST MAKE USE OF THE “READ RECEIPT” FUNCTION to serve as proof that an email has been received.
Home Emporium may, in its sole discretion, at any time and for any reason and without prior written notice, suspend or terminate the operation of the Website or the user’s right to use the Website or any of its contents subject to us processing any orders then already made by you.
You may not cede, assign or otherwise transfer your rights and obligations in terms of these Terms and Conditions to any third party.
Any failure on the part of you or Home Emporium to enforce any right in terms hereof shall not constitute a waiver of that right.
If any term or condition contained herein is declared invalid, the remaining terms and conditions will remain in full force and effect.
No variation, addition, deletion, or agreed cancellation of the Terms and Conditions will be of any force or effect unless in writing and accepted by or on behalf of the parties hereto.
No indulgence, extension of time, relaxation or latitude which any party (the “grantor”) may show grant or allow to the other (the “grantee”) shall constitute a waiver by the grantor of any of the grantor’s rights and the grantor shall not thereby be prejudiced or stopped from exercising any of its rights against the grantee which may have arisen in the past or which might arise in the future.
These Terms and Conditions contain the whole agreement between you and Home Emporium and no other warranty or undertaking is valid, unless contained in this document between the parties.